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Melanie Jiménez

Melanie Jiménez

Melanie Jiménez

Program Associate, People and Place
Why do you do what you do? 

I care deeply about community development. Coming from an inner city, it means a lot to me to help other low-income people of color have equitable opportunities. I wouldn’t be satisfied working in any other field.

What drew you to the foundation?

I feel lucky to work with others who are passionate in addressing the displacement crisis in the Bay Area. This work hits home for me because the issues affecting communities here in the Bay Area mirror those affecting my community back home in South Los Angeles.

How would you describe your role?

I manage the day-to-day administration of the Place team, which focuses on anchoring communities by preventing displacement and strengthening community arts.

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